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Papua New Guinea Human Rights Library

A collection of human rights materials, articles and information for local human rights activists, NGOs, volunteers and students. To add articles to this collection, please attach them in an email to: humanrightsinPNG@gmail.com.

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by Edited by Margaret Jolly and Christine Stewart with Carolyn Brewer
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Topics: Women's Rights, Domestic Violence, Family and Sexual Violence, Papua New Guinea
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Book chapter.
Topics: Sorcery, Women's Rights, Papua New Guinea
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by PNG Government
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Report by Government of PNG on the Status of Women in Papua New Guinea and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville 2008
Topics: Women's Rights, Human Rights
This thesis is an exploration of gender relations in contemporary Papua New Guinea. It is dedicated to unveiling the standpoints of senior men in a range of powerful senior positions towards issues of gender, and asks the question ‘How do contemporary big men conceptualise their own and others’ masculinity?’
Topics: Masculinities, Women's Rights, Papua New Guinea
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Oxfam commissioned the LNG Impact Listening Project to understand people’s experiences and views of the impacts of the PNG LNG Project, and how they are responding to these impacts. We also commissioned the project to help communities and civil society organisations to work towards minimising negative impacts and ensure benefits are enjoyed by all.
Topics: Human Rights, Mining, Papua New Guinea
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Topics: Corruption, Papua New Guinea, Human Rights
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by Dr. Julienne Kaman
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The main objective of this research project was to document and analyse water privatisation in Papua New Guinea and evaluate whether private provision of such basic essentials is able to successfully deliver the Millennium Development Goals and poverty reduction in Papua New Guinea. There are three sections to this case study. The first describes the process leading up to the privatisation of water in the National Capital District (NCD), the second part presents a report on its impact on the...
Topics: Water, Human Rights, Privatisation, Papua New Guinea
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by ChildFund Australia; National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies; the PNG Church Partnership Programme; Oxfam Highlands Programme. Support
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Report examining the Influence of the PNG LNG Project in the Hela Region of Papua New Guinea.
Topics: Human Rights, Women's Rights, Papua New Guinea, Mining
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Adultery And Enticement Act 1988 (PNG).
Topics: Women's Rights, Human Rights, Papua New Guinea
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Journal article which examines the way that women’s relationship to peace is constructed in international institutions and international law. It identifies a set of claims about women and peace that are typically made and considers these in light of women’s experience in the conflicts in Bougainville, East Timor and the Solomon Islands.
Topics: Women's Rights, Post-conflict, Bougainville, Human Rights, Papua New Guinea
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Deserted Wives And Children Act 1951 (PNG)
Topics: Women's Rights, Human Rights, Papua New Guinea
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Topics: Women's Rights, Domestic Violence, Family and Sexual Violence, Papua New Guinea
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by Donatus Onyeke and Anja Fischer
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Journal article.
Topics: Women's Rights, Human Rights, Domestic Violence, Family and Sexual Violence
PNG Juvenile Justice Police Protocols
Topics: Children's Rights, Juvenile Justice, Human Rights, Papua New Guinea
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by New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs
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Guidance for people setting up and running community organisations.
Topic: Resources for Community Groups
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by Papua New Guinea National Council of Women
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CEDAW Shadow Report for PNG and Bougainville.
Topics: CEDAW, Papua New Guinea, Bougainville, Women's Rights
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by Stephen Potek
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Journal Article.
Topics: Women's Rights, Education, Papua New Guinea, Teaching
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AusAID report on Violence Against Women in Melanesia and East Timor.
Topics: Women's Rights, Human Rights, Papua New Guinea, AusAID
Report.
Topics: Human Rights, Labour Rights, Papua New Guinea
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Topics: Women's Rights, Post-conflict, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
Journal article.
Topics: Human Rights, Women's Rights, Rape, Papua New Guinea
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by Donatus Onyeke and Anja Fischer
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Topics: Human Rights, Women's Rights, Rape, Papua New Guinea
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by Government of PNG; Aids Council of PNG
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Gender Impact Evaluation of the National HIV/AIDS Support Project of Papua New Guinea.
Topics: AIDS, HIV, Women's Rights
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by Philip Gibbs; Josepha Junnie Wailoni
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Topics: Sorcery, Women's Rights, Papua New Guinea
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by Anastasia Sai
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This thesis is an exploration of gender relations in contemporary Papua New Guinea. It is dedicated to unveiling the standpoints of senior men in a range of powerful senior positions towards issues of gender, and asks the question ‘How do contemporary big men conceptualise their own and others’ masculinity?’
Topics: Women's Rights, Masculinities, Papua New Guinea
This report chiefly contains chiefly concerns and recommendations relating to post-conflict human rights issues.  It includes input from many civil society sources and consultation with government Ministers, Members, CEO officers, employees of the administration and other partner agencies but it is not a government report. 
Topics: Universal Periodic Review, Human Rights, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
Journal article.
Topics: Gender-based Violence, Domestic Violence, Family and Sexual Violence, Papua New Guinea, Women's...
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District Magistrates' Court practice notes for Family and Sexual Violence Protection Orders.
Topics: Women's Rights, Human Rights, Family and Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Papua New Guinea
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This paper presents a critical synthesis of literature concerning gender issues for women in Papua New Guinea, with a specific interest in women teachers and women’s issues in other developing countries. The review mainly deals with research literature from 1985 onwards and points to particular barriers to women's career advancement in educational systems (e.g. cultural factors, male domination over women, domestic violence, strong family obligations, low levels of girl education, majority of...
Topics: Women's Rights, Education, Papua New Guinea, Human Rights
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by DJAG
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White Paper on Law and Justice
Topics: Human Rights, Papua New Guinea
This handbook is aimed at giving a general overview of some of the laws relevant to setting up and operating a non-governmental organisation in Papua New Guinea. 
Topic: Resources For Community Groups
Journal article.
Topics: HIV, AIDS, Human Rights
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The report address the issue of child marriage in the Indo-Pacific including Papua New Guinea.  It outlines a number of recommendations for the Australian Government to address child marriage in Australia and overseas including through its overseas development aid and by advocating for a UN General Assembly resolution to end child marriage.
Topics: Child Marriage, Women's Rights, Children's Rights, Papua New Guinea
Human Rights Watch Report into Police Brutality in PNG.
Topics: Human Rights, Papua New Guinea, Police Brutality
The Morobe Province of central Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been mined for gold for nearly a century, although it is only in the past decade that large-scale modern mining commenced. The Hidden Valley gold-silver project began construction in mid-2006 and production by August 2009, and is located in the mountains above Wau in the headwaters of the Watut River. This paper presents the results of an ongoing project in the Morobe Province conducted by the Mineral Policy Institute examining the...
Topics: Mining, Papua New Guinea, Self-determination
PNG's Constitution.
Topics: Human Rights, Papua New Guinea
In this article, the researcher was looking for a definition of the concept of ‘empowerment’ and how it was embedded in youth development programs that attempt to raise the self-esteem of marginalized young people and empower them to lead productive lives. Issues facing young people were identified as limited access to education and inadequate employment opportunities that frequently lead to crime, violence, substance abuse and high-risk behaviour. In addition to reviewing relevant...
Topics: Human Rights, Children's Rights, Youth Empowerment, Papua New Guinea
Oxfam report about sorcery beliefs and practices in Gumine.
Topics: Women's Rights, Human Rights, Sorcery
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This collection of documents includes:AusAID Logical Framework GuideHow to conduct a Stakeholder Ananlysis;How to conduct a Strengths/Weaknesses/Opportunities/Threats (SWOT) analysisHow to conduct a Political/Economic/Social/Technological analysisKellogg Project Evaluation HandbookHow to Design a Development Program ManualCARE Project Design Manual
Topic: Resources for Community Groups
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Fact sheet.
Topics: HIV, AIDS, Children's Rights, Papua New Guinea
Journal article.
Topics: Gender-based Violence, Domestic Violence, Family and Sexual Violence, Papua New Guinea
Journal article.
Topics: Gender-based Violence, Family and Sexual Violence, Women's Rights
Collection includes:Fact Sheet on Employment and Disability (United Nations: Enable)Fact sheet on Persons with Disabilities (United Nations: Enable)International Agreement on the Rights of Disabled People (easy read version)Introduction to Disability Powerpoint PresentationIts About Ability: Learning Guide on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: UNICEF (May 2009)Its About Ability: An explanation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities : UNICEF (May...
Topics: Human Rights, Disability Rights, Papua New Guinea
The report documents new and alarming testimony on the extreme human rights abuses that shadow the PNG logging industry. First hand accounts have been recorded between 2003 and 2006 in Western Province, Southern Highlands Province and Gulf Province. They complement documented evidence from offi cial sources. The research is intended to raise the lid on human rights abuse in PNG, to identify their underlying cause and purpose, to propose necessary steps to stop the abuse and to reignite the...
Topics: Human Rights, Logging, Papua New Guinea
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by United Nations General Assembly
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The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.  Accession by Papua New Guinea on 21 July 2008. PNG has not ratified the first Optional Protocol to the ICCPR which provides for the right of victims to lodge individual complaints to the United Nations Human Rights Committee or the second Optional Protocol aiming at the abolition of the death penalty.
Topics: Human Rights, Papua New Guinea, Human Rights Instruments
Discussion paper.
Topics: Women's Rights, Human Rights, Papua New Guinea
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by Amnesty International
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Report.
Topics: Women's Rights, Human Rights, Papua New Guinea
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by Leitana Nehan
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End violence against women brochure in Tok Pisin
Topics: Women's Rights, Human Rights, Domestic Violence, Papua New Guinea, Pamphlets, Tok Pisin
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by Amnesty International
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Report.
Topics: Human Rights, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
PNG Lukautim Pikinini Act (2007) and Regulations as approved by Parliament
Topics: Child Protection, Children's Rights, Human Rights, Papua New Guinea
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by GoPNG
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PNG's new Family Violence Protection Act (includes second reading speech).  Please note that as at 25 September 2013 the Act is yet to be certified by the Speaker and so has not come into effect yet.
Topics: Family and Sexual Violence, Papua New Guinea, Women's Rights
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Trade liberalisation brings real economic challenges for small Pacific Island countries (PICs). Free trade rules articulated under regional free trade agreements (FTAs) have created a combination of circumstances that threaten the viability of Pacific Island economies and political and social stability in the region. This paper assesses the impact of regional FTAs. Examples to support arguments are drawn from three countries namely, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. The paper also discusses...
Topics: WTO, Pacific, Human Rights, Papua New Guinea
This paper sets out to provide a snapshot of the current situation for the people on Misima and to look at strategies that may have contributed more effectively to a ‘better future’.
Topics: Human Rights, Mining, Papua New Guinea
PNG Common Country Assessment Final Report
Topics: Human Rights, Papua New Guinea
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HIV/AIDS Management and Prevention Act 2003 (PNG)
Topics: HIV, AIDS, Human Rights
Universal Periodic Review Documents for Papua New Guinea 2011 This contains: - Universal Periodic Review Advance Questions to Papua New Guinea2011; - Universal Periodic Review National Report Papua New Guinea 2011; - Universal Periodic Review OHCHR Compilation Papua New Guinea 2011; - Universal Periodic Review OHCHR Summary Papua New Guinea 2011; and - Universal Periodic Review Report of the Working Group on the Papua New Guinea 2011 These documents can also be downloaded at:...
Topics: Human Rights, Papua New Guinea, Universal Periodic Review, Papua New Guinea, United Nations
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Pamphlet about children's rights in Tok Pisin.
Topics: Children's Rights, Human Rights, Papua New Guinea, Pamphlets, Tok Pisin
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by Dr Phillip Gibbs
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Small version of article but does not include the photos.
Topics: Women's Rights, Family and Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Papua New Guinea
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by Leitana Nehan
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Pamphlet about the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.
Topics: Women's Rights, CEDAW, Human Rights, Papua New Guinea, Pamphlets
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by Ione Lewis; Bessie Maruia; Sharon Walker
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Journal article:The spread of HIV in Papua New Guinea is influenced by the social and cultural context. This study has aimed to develop knowledge about the different forms of domestic violence experienced by PNG women and their HIV status, and to give women a voice by asking them about their experiences of violence and their recommendations for services and community responses for women experiencing violence. The study has used a mixed method approach to collect quantitative and qualitative...
Topics: Family and sexual violence, HIV, AIDS, Women's Rights, Papua New Guinea
The project, “Promotion of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women through NGO networks in the Pacific” was initiated in early 1998 to address the critical problems faced by grass-roots women in the Pacific island countries. It was intended to strengthen the capacity of gender-focused NGOs in collaborating with each other in communicating and delivering programmes at the field level. In addition, the project was intended to facilitate the production of...
Topics: CEDAW, Women's Rights, Papua New Guinea
Convention on the Rights of the Child Brochure produced by UNICEF.
Topics: Children's Rights, Human Rights, PNG, Pamphlets
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by Ione Lewis; Bessie Maruia; Sharon Walker
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Journal article.
Topics: Domestic Violence, Family and Sexual Violence, Gender-based Violence, Papua New Guinea
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by Dianne Otto
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Excellent overview of women's rights under International Human Rights Law.International human rights law prohibits discrimination against women in their enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms. While non-discrimination is an essential component to the realisation of women’s rights, its comparative approach measures women’s equality against men’s enjoyment of rights, reinforcing the masculinity of the universal subject of human rights law, whose rights are fully promoted and...
Topics: Women's Rights, Human Rights
Few attempts have been made to examine women's health in Papua New Guinea using a human rights framework that puts women and their experiences with fear, abuse, oppression and discrimination, at the core of women's health. This article describes the findings of a qualitative study that examined the key determinants of women's poor health and the level of access to appropriate health care in relation to the right to health. Threemainthemes emerged as significant barriers to health; 1) violence...
Topics: Human Rights, Health, Women's Rights, Papua New Guinea
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Manual to train police about the rights of young people in PNG's juvenile justice system.
Topics: Children's Rights, Juvenile justice, Papua New Guinea, Human Rights
Article about the social causes of the Bougainville crisis.
Topics: Bougainville, Conflict, Human Rights
Journal article.
Topics: Women's Rights, Family and Sexual Violence, Papua New Guinea
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Report.
Topics: Women's Rights, Family and Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Human Rights, Papua New Guinea
Article.
Topics: Gender equality, Women's rights, Papua New Guinea
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Chapter from Engendering Violence in Melanesia.
Topics: Women's Rights, Sorcery, Family and Sexual Violence, Papua New Guinea
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by Seth Gaemate; Pat Howley
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Journal article.
Topics: Women's Rights, Domestic Violence, Family and Sexual Violence, Papua New Guinea
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Report on land grabs in PNG.
Topics: Land grabs, Papua New Guinea, Human Rights
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The UNDP publication Gender Equality in Elected Office in Asia-Pacific: Six Actions to Expand Women’s Empowerment provides an overview of women’s political representation in Asia-Pacific member states, and reviews the impact of a series of six fast-track institutional reforms which can contribute towards the attainment of gender equalityin elected office. These six “windows or opportunity” include an examination of legally binding quotas, constitutional rights, political party...
Topics: Women's Rights, Pacific, Papua New Guinea
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by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
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Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme: A Handbook for Civil Society is addressed to the civil society actors who, every day in every part of the world, contribute to the promotion, protection and advancement of human rights. Developed following a survey among users of the first edition of the Handbook—Working with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: A Handbook for NGOs (2006)—this comprehensively updated and revised second edition puts...
Topics: Resources for Community Groups, Human Rights